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Crème Caramel

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Author Rita's Kitchen

Ingredients

Caramelized Sugar

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 6 oz. ramekins

Crème

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk or half & half
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. Angostura aromatic bitters or 1/2 tsp. Angostura orange bitters
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Dash salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325°F. Place ramekins in a 9 x 13 baking pan. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; stir. Boil gently over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until sugar starts to turn golden. Remove from heat and divide among ramekins, titling to coat bottoms of each as you pour. Note that sugar will continue to caramelize after removing pan from heat. Meanwhile, boil a quart or two of water for the 9 x 13 pan.

    For crème, whisk eggs in a medium bowl or 4-cup measuring cup. Add remaining ingredients; stir to dissolve sugar. Divide among the ramekins. Pour the hot water into pan halfway up the ramekins. Bake 40 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand in the hot water 10 minutes. Remove ramekins from water and cool completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or for several days. Serve in ramekins or invert onto plates. To invert, run a thin knife or rubber spatula around the inside edges of ramekins. Place serving plate on top and quickly turn over. If crème caramel does not drop out, wiggle ramekin a bit.